Blizzard has got the keys out of their pocket, and has opened the gates of hell once more, as gamers flock into the Diablo 4 open beta this weekend.
Is the Diablo 4 Beta live?
Yes! The beta officially opened as of 4pm this afternoon – but be warned, you may not get in right away as Blizzard has said they’re expecting ‘unprecedented’ traffic.
The beta was previously closed for the first weekend of play last week, but it’s reopening for this weekend as more players will be able to access the game during it’s open beta.
A whole bunch of new players will get their first hands-on with the game this weekend, and as well as demon slaying fun – they can also get the chance to earn some cool cosmetics in the full Diablo 4 release.
So if you’ve already prepared yourself and preloaded using our handy guide above, when exactly can you start playing the Diablo 4 open beta? Stay a while, and listen – because we’ve got the answers for you here.
Is Diablo 4 Open Beta Free?
Yes! Open beta is completely free, this means that pre-order is NOT needed to access this weekends play of Diablo 4.
Feel free to spend hours on Diablo 4 this weekend but be wary that the game is not entirely shown, It will mainly consist of Prologue and Act 1.
What time does the Diablo 4 open beta start?
The Diablo 4 Open Beta will be playable from Friday, March 24 2023 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT – that’s 4pm UK time.
If this isn’t your preferred timezone however, we’ve broken it up in your regional preference below, have a look!
Diablo 4 Open beta start time North America & US
- Los Angeles – March 24 2023 – 09:00 PDT
- Mexico City – March 24 2023 – 10:00 CST
- New York – March 24 2023 – 12:00 EDT
Diablo 4 Open beta start time South America
- Sao Paulo – March 24 2023 – 13:00 BRT
Diablo 4 Open beta start time UK
- London – March 24 2023 – 16:00 GMT
Diablo 4 Open beta start time time Europe
- Berlin – March 24 2023 – 17:00 CET
Diablo 4 Open beta start time time Asia
- Beijing – March 25 2023 – 00:00 CST
- Hong Kong – March 25 2023 – 00:00 HKT
- Tokyo – March 25 2023 – 01:00 JST
Diablo 4 Open beta start time Australia & New Zealand
- Sydney – March 25 2023 – 03:00 AEDT
- Wellington – March 25 2023 – 05:00 NZDT
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The Diablo 4 open beta is available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can you play Diablo 4 right now?
No, the game is not accessible yet due to servers being closed. However it’s expected that the servers re-open again around 9 AM PDT / 4 PM GMT
Why could I not access Diablo 4 last week?
The main reason to this is due to it being a closed beta, fans of the game had to have specific access to the servers last week, however the open beta invites all fans of the game to join in on the action.